Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Iron





This item belongs to my friend Beverly at Lacoochee Kid.  It is standing on her mantle and has a plant in it. What is it? This is an ancient iron! The last picture is the inside of it, where you put coal or charcoal inside. Phil jokingly said " One lump for polyester, and two lumps for cotton." And let me tell you, this weighs a TON. It says it is made in Poland. All the women there must have had broken wrists. Not to mention burnt fingers.

“I urge Euodia and Syntyche to iron out their differences and make up. God doesn’t want his children holding grudges.

Philippians 3

25 comments:

reana claire said...

Authentic iron.. this can fetch plenty of money now, I guess.. my mom used to have a steam iron those days.. too bad we left it behind when we shifted house...

Sandra said...

I have seen many antique irons but not one like this one. it is beautiful as a decoration and I love it.. i love the way she has it displayed. and it is a real treasure from the past... i am very glad i never had to iron with it though.. as much as i love fire, not in my iron please

Filip and Kristel said...

Not to be compared to a modern steam iron.

Greetings,
Filip

Nancy Chan said...

We used to have one antique iron something like this but not as beautiful or colourful as this one. It was black and I have used it to iron clothes when I was very much younger. We need to put in burning charcoal.

DeniseinVA said...

That's a pretty neat antique Ginny and I did enjoy Phil's joke.

Linda said...

Ginny, this is both beautiful and fascinating! I am fascinated with Poland and this really made my day. Phil's joke made me smile. :)

Linda said...

Dear Ginny,

I am also so glad that you are enjoying the beverages I have been posting. I hope you have a great weekend, my cherished friend. Thank you so much for your much appreciated friendship and posts. Hugs. :)

Connie said...

Good Morning Ginny, I love that iron. I have had a few through the years, but I don't remember ever seeing one like that one. It is in such amazing condition for being so old. Thanks for sharing.
Here's wishing you a lovely weekend.
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

From the Kitchen said...

I'll bet that was a hot job in the summer!!

Best,
Bonnie

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely old iron

Mildred said...

I have not seen an iron like this one. How wonderful that she has it displayed where it can be a real conversation piece. I can't imagine having to iron with something that heavy and hot! Ironing is bad enough these days with our modern irons!!!
Have a great Friday afternoon, Ginny.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh how cool! I've never seen anything quite like it.

Rose said...

Haha--one lump for polyester, two for cotton...he is hilarious.

I have not seen one like this. I am glad we don't have to use them.

Patsy said...

We have it so much easier, how did they ever get it all done.

Chris Scheuer said...

I love the way you tied this together with the Scripture Ginny. I'm really appreciative that we don't have to iron like that!

Ann Thompson said...

I have always hated ironing but at least I didn't have to use one like that. It's quite interesting looking but I wouldn't want to have to use it

Brocante hobbykamer said...

I never she one like this ..very special

Catherine said...

Dearest Ginny,

I want to thank you for your kind visits and comments. It is so nice to be visiting with my friends once again. My brother is out of the hospital and stayed with me for a times to recuperate. He is doing better but has been through much; he had cardiac arrest and I am so grateful he is recovering.
Your prayers and visits are so very much appreciated.
You truly are kind.
xoxoxo Catherine
This is a wonderful antique and those ladies must have been very strong indeed!

EG CameraGirl said...

I used to have an old iron collection but never one like this one!

LV said...

I have seen many different irons, some similar to this, but did not use coal. Very interesting. I do not iron anymore. Wash and wear.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, We certainly have a much easier time of laundry, don't we? Ladies sure did a lot of hard hard work back 100 years + ago! Have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I remember by Auntie have one that looked similar,only you heated it up on the old wood stove.

What Karen Sees said...

What a wonderful conversation piece, and I love how it is currently being used.

Joy said...

I remember I used that kind of iron way back in the Philippines. Now, it can use as decoration:)

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

What size of coal? I recall many variations.
Using such a device would be truly backwrenching.